|The Man In Black (standard:romance, 616 words)|
|Author: Jackie||Added: Mar 23 2015||Views/Reads: 668/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Finding friendship and almost love|
It was a bright and snowy day. I had just finished unloading my groceries so I decided to take a moment to catch my breath. I told myself I had to take it day by day and that I had to try and be strong for my four children. The man who was supposed to be my life partner of 14 years had just past away and so naturally I felt like I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown like there was no hope. I tried to imagine if he was around me only now I couldn't see him. When I opened my eyes a young man appeared he had green eyes and black hair he was wearing black slacks and a black coat my first instinct was to tell him to get lost but then I saw he had a nametag. I could tell by his eyes that he was genuinely concerned thus kind. After that day he and his "coworker" stopped by again about a week later and taught me more about God which they asked if it was alright and I agreed because my grandmother always had a strong faith in God and so I wanted to learn more. Eventually I asked if I could attend their church. During church he asked how I liked it I was bored out of my mind and I was gonna tell him I didn't think I wanted to continue on with it but then he smiled and so I said "I liked it I liked it a lot". There were many moments like that over the next couple months like during dinner one evening I took a tiny bite off of a cookie and was standing over the garbage can debating whether or not if I should throw it out but I always taught never to waste food. Then he appeared and said " Nooo I'II eat it" so I said "No you can't" so he asked me why so l replied "Well for one thing I already took a bite of it" so he carefully examined it spinning it around and it looked perfectly round so he asked "Where?I don't see where?". I couldn't help but laugh because I looked like a liar-it was in that exact moment that I knew I loved him.....how could I find something so trivial so funny?Eventually they started to stop by everyday and call too. Then one day he told me that he was sorry and that he felt like he was calling me too much. I was beaming with joy and so I told him " No I like it when you call me it doesn't bother me at all and that I liked it". After all he brought me joy and gave me hope again in a time when I could only see darkness.After about just over 4 months the dreaded call finally came it was time for him to be sent away. I was devastated although I didn't tell him. How could I? Would it stop him from leaving?No. How could it when it was just his job? He visited once before he was done. So I asked him "So is this gonna be the last time that I ever ever get to see you again?". He replied " No" but it was. Yes we remained friends still for the past couple years but eventually I cut all ties with him so I could move on. After all how could I ever fully move on if I kept looking at his old photo the one where he flashed that same exact smile that made me not want to say goodbye in the first place? Tweet
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